Pastoral: To Die in the Country (1974)
DVDRip | MKV | 704 x 470 | x264 @ 1234 Kbps | 100 min | 1,10 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Art-house, Drama, Fantasy
Pastoral: To Die in the Country is another great piece of surreal film-making from Shuji Terayama. The film is about a young Terayama who appears in whiteface along with his mother. The young Terayama deals with his sexual hang-ups due to the onset of puberty. He also slowly drifts away from his clinging mother. The village which he lives in is the most delightful sight in the film. Their are strange denizens who populate the village. The one memorable group is the circus troupe which is shown in a spectral, prism filter tone to add life to their profession. Close to the middle of the film, Terayama has an actor playing himself interrupt the film saying that the rest hasn't been edited yet, he soon enters the film he is shooting and interacts with his former self.